Story: Hadiza Nuhhu-Billa Quansah
In a bid to accommodate fresh and continuing students next academic year, the government is working around the clock to provide infrastructure for students in senior high schools (SHS) by September this year.
This was disclosed to the Junior Graphic by the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education (MOE), Mr Paul Krampa, during an interview on the duration of the SHS.
According to him, the Ministry has received numerous complaints that due to inadequate facilities in some SHS, some school heads have resolved not to admit new students.
“This is unfortunate as it is the responsibility of heads of schools to admit candidates who gain admission to their schools”.
Mr Krampa who made reference to the President’s State of the Nation address recently said the admission to SHS for the 2009/2010 academic year, increased by 25 per cent over last year’s figure.
Withthe increase in enrolment, he explained that it had become necessary for government to provide additionalal facilities in all the senior high schools to ensure that the schools are able to admit the increasing number ofsenior high school students.
Asked whether the duration of the SHS is three or four years, he said the government had decided that as from the beginning of next academic year as the four-year period will put pressure on the already scanty resources in some schools.